Kwame Brown/Pistons Centerpiece of the Future

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  1. TaS

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    I never realized how many big men were in the 2001 draft behind Kwame Brown.

    In the relative order that they were drafted:
    Tyson Chandler
    Pau Gasol
    Eddy Curry
    Steven Hunter
    Jason Collins
    Zach Randolph
    Brenden Haywood
    Samuel Dalembert
    Memhet Okur

    There are a few more that went after Memo, but they didn't pan out.
     
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    What is this
    CENTERPIECE
    garbage ?
    Was he already deemed the next Worm?
    He comes here with his tail between his legs -hoping for a little off the bench time !
     
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    Sarcastic title. He's more of a mantle piece.
     
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    I thought he was a piece of giant turd. - ?
     
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    The sheer fact that some people expect/want to expect THIS much out of him (and it really ain't much that he can bring) speaks volumes of this offseason.

    Leave it to the some guys in the media to set unreasonable expectations. Centerpiece? Really?
     
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    Well, he's a "center" and a "piece", so "centerpiece" is not really that much of a stretch.
     
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    Exactly. Like Amir the future superstar was going to have his breakout season last year. Or Mohamed was going to be more valuable than Ben. Flip Murray was going to be a perfect 3rd guard for us.
     
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    now I get it...
    I'm so dense :nerd2:
     
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    Here is a picture of a centerpiece. In the middle of your dining room table, this can offer relief to pre-meal hunger. Can Kwame Brown do as much?
     
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    Yeah, he is a "piece" alright...............
     
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    I think Kwame Brown may make everyone forget all about Nazr Mohammed.
     
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    To be fair, there isn't much else to write about (Pistons related anyway). Why do you think LH went and got himself into a situation with the FBI? He's taking one for the team.
     
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    $4 million per year for an average starting NBA center (30 minutes, 8 points, 8 rebounds) sounds like a great deal to me. In a league where you have to pay for size, Kwame Brown came at a great value. Signing him isn't the splashy sexy move fanboys have been hoping for (Melo, TMac, Josh Smith), but it is a solid free agent signing by a team than only has its MLE to work with.

    Centerpiece of the future: No
    Average starting center of the future: Absolutely (if he can sustain high energy/effort).
     
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    In that last interview, Joe made it clear that all he relying on Kwame to do is fill the role of Elden Campbell, Dale Davis, Theo Ratliff, and the other defensive backup centers in our recent history. So, solid defense, toughness, and rebounding are expected. Joe seemed to like this play because KB is younger and should be able to fill the role for more than a year or two... and he potentially has some scoring upside.
     
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    Sounds like we need to start-up that bench splinter thread.
     

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